Author: East Texas Review

Cornyn, Warren Bill to Streamline Process for Veterans Applying for Commercial Drivers’ Licenses Passes Senate

The Jobs for Our Heroes Act, legislation introduced by U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), passed the Senate yesterday. The legislation, which streamlines the process by which active-duty military, reservists and veterans apply for Commercial Driver’s Licenses (CDLs), is cosponsored by Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), John Thune (R-SD), Bill Nelson (D-FL), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Dan Sullivan (R-AK). “Our servicemembers already face obstacles when looking to enter the civilian workforce, and it’s important we make it easier to apply their unique training and skills to employment in...

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Cornyn Introduces Resolution to Honor Hispanic-Serving Institutions

As our nation begins to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced a Senate resolution recognizing the work, goals, and achievements of more than 470 non-profit Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) throughout our nation by designating the week of September 18-24 as “National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week.” “By providing the next generation with quality education and a diverse environment to express their ideas, Hispanic Serving Institutions not only support America’s growing Hispanic community, but our entire nation,” said Sen. Cornyn. “As a Texan, where one in three individuals identify as Hispanic, I am proud to support this resolution to...

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St. Mary’s Catholic Church and School to Participate in Harvey Relief Efforts

In an effort to help those suffering post Hurricane Harvey, St. Mary’s Catholic School will be sponsoring families affected by the hurricane. Homeroom classes will adopt a family and will help the family all year by praying for the family, writing letters and emails, sending pictures and supplies. “The core of Catholic education is taking knowledge and putting it into action,” Principal Amy Blalock said. “Through Christian service, our students are able to do more than read about gospel values. They are able to take action and be His hands and feet. We learn how one action can affect...

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ETBU Theatre to perform The Christians

East Texas Baptist University Theatre Department will begin their season with a performance of Lucas Hnath’s The Christians. The production will debut on Thursday, September 28 and will conclude on Sunday, October 1. All performances will take place in the Baker Auditorium of the Ornelas Spiritual Life Center at East Texas Baptist University. The production features an ETBU student cast and will be directed by Theatre Department Chair Traci Ledford. Admission will be $10 at the door, or free with an ETBU ID. No reservations are...

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Equifax Data Breach Reportedly Affecting Nearly 12 Million Texans

Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued a consumer alert following a report from Equifax Inc., one of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies, that it experienced a data breach affecting 143 million Americans, including nearly 12 million Texans. From mid-May through July, hackers accessed names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some cases, driver’s license numbers from Equifax credit reports. Around 209,000 individuals had their credit card numbers stolen. Equifax revealed the breach last week. “My office has been in contact with Equifax and is working to get to the bottom of how this massive data...

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